Browse 1956: The nature and development of the library collection by Title

  • Cushman, Jerome (Graduate School of Library Science. University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign., 1956)
    Ideas containing overgeneralizations must not be allowed to obscure the necessity for stating and coming to grips with some of the specific problems of the book collection of the small and medium- sized library. The ...
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  • Nesbitt, Elizabeth (Graduate School of Library Science. University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign., 1956)
    Children's librarians, traditionally and actually, have always felt that an essential part of their work is to broaden a child's interests in reading and to deepen his appreciation of quality in books. In other words, ...
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  • Bixler, Paul (Graduate School of Library Science. University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign., 1956)
    At any given moment of time in any individual library the book collection is the payoff on the librarian's performance as selector (or as censor). The book collection is the basic evidence of the librarian's professional ...
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  • Downs, Robert B. (Graduate School of Library Science. University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign., 1956)
    In all of nature, change is the most constant factor. Throughout manmade civilizations, likewise, change from era to era is continual and inevitable. How amazing it is, therefore, to realize that the product with which ...
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  • Strout, Donald E.; Eaton, F. Thelma (Graduate School of Library Science. University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign., 1956)
    The Institute on the Nature and Development of the Library Collection, held November 11-14, 1956, at Robert Allerton Park, a University-owned country estate near Monticello, Illinois, was the third of a series of ...
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  • Goldstein, Harold (Graduate School of Library Science. University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign., 1956)
    Writing of one kind or another has been with us about 7,000 to 10,000 years; pictures, cave paintings, etc., as much as 50, 000 years. It has been only 35 years since educational motion pictures became a physical reality ...
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  • Strout, Donald E. (Graduate School of Library Science. University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign., 1956)
    The scene is a publishers' partyand the central figures a man in a tweedy sports coat, puffing at a pipe, and a pleasantly plump matron, balancing a glass in her hand. "Tell me, " she gushes brightly, "Are you paper-back ...
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  • Lightfoot, Helen (Graduate School of Library Science. University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign., 1956)
    At mid-20th century any librarian must be impressed with one need in particular- -the need to choose wisely in order to keep the library collection for which he is responsible within a practicable size for giving the ...
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  • Brigham, Harold F. (Graduate School of Library Science. University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign., 1956)
    I. Introduction Specific examples of requests received by the Indiana State Library illustrate the important part that a state library plays in the development of local library collections . 1. A request from a small ...
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  • Busse, David (Graduate School of Library Science. University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign., 1956)
    The past weeks have been full of campaign talk about the High Road and the Low Road. Although I am connected with one of the wholesalers, I expect to follow the High Road and stay away from competitive statements. ...
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  • Summary 
    Lancour, Harold (Graduate School of Library Science. University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign., 1956)
    The Institute was soundly based on the belief that collection development is the central function of librarianship. A library by definition is a collection of materials. To bring together a collection which furthers the ...
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